Test-Tube Burger Made Of Lab-Grown Meat


Dr. Mark Post has been hard at work piecing together tiny pieces of beef muscle tissue grown in a laboratory – all for the sake of a five-ounce hamburger that is the first of its kind.

This particular burger is made of in-vitro or “cultured” meat that has been grown entirely within a lab using techniques adapted from medical research for growing tissue and organs. The initial sample – taken from a cow’s neck – has been incubated over time to produce the billions of cells needed for this one burger.

Advocates of cultured meat claim that it could significantly reduce the environmental impact of meat production – reducing water, land and energy use, as well as the emission of greenhouse gases such as methane.


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